Sunday, 17 March 2013

Pain free day

stats of the week: run 20km, indoor cylcing 2.5h, gym 2h

After more than 2 weeks today was the first day without tendon pain. That let's hope. Even more after I extended the treadmill session to 30min and 5K today. During the week I cautiously did just 1-h-triathlon workouts of a combination of crosstrainer, bike and treadmill. I've to admit that I returned to taking a bit of diclofenac after my sado maso physio diagnosed a light Inflammation.

Alas the Achilles tendon will be given a break while I'm on a fortnight of touristic biking on Cuba. Looking forward to enjoy sunshine and heat ...

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Bad Habit

stats of the week: gym 2h
stats of the previous week: run 19km, indoor cycling 1h, gym 2h

A significant set-back reminds me to be patient getting ready for the season. Problems with the Achilles tendon have to be taken serious. It is one the most stubborn injuries a runner can be confronted with.

It stroke me without advance warning after a double session of running and indoor cycling when I followed the group's stretching exercise. Usually I never do stretches after training because I believe the muscles need to relax after the workout's burden. To follow the cycling group's habit was a momentous mistake and forces me to rest for at least a fortnight. And it enabled my physiotherapist to plague me more than ever.